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Yokosuka City calls on U.S. naval base to prevent future assaults by service members

  • May 24, 2022
  • , Kanagawa Shimbun , p. 18
  • JMH Translation

By News Department


With regard to the arrest of a 31-year-old U.S. sailor by the Tobe Police Station for punching a man while inebriated on the road in Nishi Ward, Yokohama City, the city government of Yokosuka on May 23 made a verbal request that the Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka work to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future and provide thorough education to service members. The police sent the case to prosecutors on the same day.


According to the city, the suspect is a petty officer first class. The Yokosuka naval base responded to Kanagawa Shimbun’s inquiry by acknowledging that he is a service member stationed at the base but did not disclose which fleet he belongs to.


The suspect was referred to the prosecutor’s office on charges of punching a 41-year-old construction worker who lives in Tokyo on a road located in the Minamisaiwai 2-chome district in Nishi Ward, Yokohama City, at around 2:35 a.m. on May 22. According to the police, the man has been denying the charges by saying they are “not true.” [The suspect’s name has been redacted.]

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